Dear Addison Families,
All PAUSD schools have been asked to conduct a Code Red Drill so ours is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 2, @ 1:15pm. The drill should last approximately 30 minutes. This type of drill is to practice site procedures in response to an imminent danger on campus. During our drill, the Palo Alto Police Department will be on campus to observe and give feedback. Parents will not be allowed to pick up their children from approximately 1:15-1:45pm tomorrow so if you have an appointment, please plan to pick up your child early.
The Palo Alto Police Department trained the Addison staff on the procedures at yesterday’s staff meeting. We discussed the appropriate student communication and responses regarding this drill. The information we provide to a Kindergarten student will be different than a 5th grader and we will focus on the procedures. Although the threat of an imminent danger on campus is very small, it is a good idea for staff to practice how we would respond in a variety of situations in order to ensure student safety. Furthermore, students are very familiar with school safety drills as we have been practicing monthly fire drills and quarterly earthquake drills.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher if you have any further questions.